The Witches are Coming! They came in the Fifties too. “No! You cannot go trick-or-treating.” My dad was adamant about that. Dad’s word was law around our house, so that pronouncement presented a dilemma. He was a strict law-and-order man. The kind of guy who always said, “You don’t negotiate with kidnappers.” No pay-for-protection, no ransom money, and most importantly to us six kids, NO TRICK-OR-TREATING!